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  1. Air China leads charge at EU carbon scheme

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to buy credits from EU governments and international credit markets to cover the remainder of their carbon footprint. But by 2013 just 1.5 per cent of those credits will be allowed to be bought ... guys'. The airline industry claims to be the only sector already committed to aggressive carbon reduction targets by improving fuel efficiency by 1.5 per cent annually through to 2020, capping ...

  2. NCI secures bottom lines through regional credit solutions

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:49pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Christina Liedke and David Bell

    ... they need in trade credit insurance. As companies increasingly take on risks to become more competitive, trade credit insurance has emerged as an essential financial tool to protect a firm's profitability. Sharing its specialist trade credit insurance expertise to secure the bottom lines of companies in Australia, National Credit Insurance (Brokers), or NCI, is extending its 25-year credit ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Deep cuts in carbon emissions possible The world can, by acting urgently, curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN ... to safely reach the UN's target of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial times. The goal remains attainable if "all countries" act quickly to ease carbon ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Urban Environment in Xiamen, Fujian province, said micro-organisms in mainland pipelines thrived because of the “abundant food”. The presence of assimilable organic carbon, the favourite food of micro-organisms, was higher in China’s urban water system than in Western countries and contributed to the rapid growth of colonies in pipelines. Large amounts of organic carbon are present in sources ...

  5. Cathay slams 'bizarre' carbon caps

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The EU's emissions trading system, slated to start in 2012, requires carriers to buy carbon credits- now costing about Euro16 (HK$117 a tonne)- if they fail to meet a new emissions cap, set at 97 per cent of average annual emissions between 2004 and 2006. The EU will not only seek to gradually tighten the emissions cap, it wants to require the amount of chargeable carbon credits ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TAXATION

    Credit Suisse's US clients in identity crisis over tax evasion probe

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Newark, New Jersey Thousands in limbo as prosecutors work with Swiss bank to get names of Americans that were helped to hide billions of dollars from taxman Credit Suisse clients in U.s. face identity crisis Thousands of Credit Suisse's clients in the United States still do not know whether tax authorities will learn their identities as prosecutors work ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Should some of China's carbon emissions be attributed to Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by PATRICK LUI

    ... pledge, China has taken, and will continue to take, numerous effective measures to reduce CO 2 emissions. To Hong Kong's credit, its government in 2010 aligned its carbon-intensity reduction ... Patrick Lui Climate-change scientists factor in trade as they seek equitable attribution of carbon dioxide emissions If they're our factories, is it our pollution too? Should Hong ...

  8. Business - Economy - SUSTAINABILITY

    How saving resources can make businesses money

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:11am by PATRICK LOW

    ... In the absence of adequate action on carbon emission reductions and adaptation, the report warns that extreme weather, famine, disease, mass migration and conflict would occur. It attaches a high level ... and future sustainability challenges. Instead of only raising carbon emission costs to enterprises through taxes and regulations, there could be money in rethinking business models through the lens ...

  9. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    China considers launching tradable pollution permits in campaign to clean air

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 03:16pm by Reuters

    ... exchanges to look into trading not only carbon credits but also pollution, water and energy use permits. Environment minister Zhou said China planned to cut major pollutants like sulphur dioxide ... he said. Five cities and regions set up new pilot carbon trading platforms last year to encourage local enterprises to address soaring greenhouse gas emissions and two more will be launched ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Prosecutor wraps up five-day Pistorius grilling with stark summary

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 07:08pm by Reuters

    ... sportsmen, admired for his prowess on the race track using carbon-fibre prosthetics that earned him the nickname “The Blade Runner”. ...




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